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Building Seagram by Phyllis Lambert Yale University Press, 2013 Hardcover, 320 pages In lieu of one of the many iconic photos of the Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue (between East 52nd and East 53rd Streets) in Midtown Manhattan, this book by Phyllis ...Read More

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"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind": Contemporary Planning in New York City by Scott Larson Temple University Press, 2013 Paperback, 198 pages In a little less than three months New Yorkers will go to the polls to elect the successor to Mayor ...Read More

Photograph by John Hill

The Public Theater in New York City by Ennead Architects, 2012. Sometimes the smallest and most discrete of projects can have the greatest impact. Such is my take upon experiencing the new lobby for The Public Theater at Astor Place, and ...Read More

5th Floor, 2013. Photo Credit: Josh White. Donald Judd Art © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York Artwork © John Chamberlain. © Lucas Samaras. Dan Flavin © Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Donald Judd FurnitureTM© Judd Foundation.

Art and architecture—all the arts—do not have to exist in isolation, as they do now. This fault is very much a key to the present society. Architecture is nearly gone, but it, art, all the arts, in ...Read More

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Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises; A Memoir of Urban Exploration by Moses Gates Tarcher/Penguin, 2013 Paperback, 352 pages The photographs that bookend the color insert in the middle of Moses Gates's "memoir of urban exploration" depict ...Read More

Alexandre Arrechea, Sherry Netherland, 2013 - Photograph by John Hill

No Limits in New York City by Alexandre Arrechea, 2013. Since 2000 the Sculpture Committee of The Fund for Park Avenue and the Public Art Program of the City of New York’s Department of Parks & Recreation have collaborated with ...Read More

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Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives by John Belle and Maxinne R. Leighton W. W. Norton, 2012 (reissue) Hardcover, 240 pages On February 2 Grand Central Terminal celebrated its 100th birthday. The building looks a lot better than any people or other ...Read More

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Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, by Herzog & de Meuron, 2012. One month after its November 2012 opening I drove out to Long Island to visit the Parrish Art Museum, also checking out the Houses at Sagaponac. Much ...Read More

Photograph by John Hill

Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn, New York by Cass Gilbert, 1919. This week's dose is a departure from the usual focus on contemporary architecture, instead featuring an early 20th-century building that I visited as part of the Open House New York ...Read More

Photograph by Ty Cole, courtesy of Caliper Studio

Artist Residence and Studio in New York City by Caliper Studio, 2010. In the late 1980s artist Roy Lichtenstein moved into a two-story warehouse that was converted to a residence and studio by 1100 Architect. Lichtenstein died in 1997, and the ...Read More